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Family-friendly things to do May 14, 15 and 16

Enjoy a free rock ‘n’ roll musical based on Homer’s “Odyssey” is a family-friendly, Broadway-style production featuring original music, special effects, oversized puppets and all the drama of ancient Greece at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall.
Enjoy a free rock ‘n’ roll musical based on Homer’s “Odyssey” is a family-friendly, Broadway-style production featuring original music, special effects, oversized puppets and all the drama of ancient Greece at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall.

THURSDAY, MAY 14

An IMAX 3D Experience: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Marvel Studios epic sequel to 2012’s “The Avengers” pits Earth’s mightiest heroes —including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye — against the villainous Ultron as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. Rated PG-13.

Details: 1:50, 4:50, 7:50 and 10:50 p.m. Thursday and Friday (check website for more showtimes), running through May 21, at the Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $11 kids 2-12.

It’s Easy Being Green: Shrek The Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning Dream Works Animation film series, this Tony Award-winning stage adaptation stars everyone’s favorite ogre and his sidekick, the wisecracking Donkey, plus the feisty Princess Fiona and the rest of the gang in a hilariously irreverent fairy-tale adventure.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami; www.tickets.miamichildrenstheater.com; $20-$25.

FRIDAY, MAY 15

Flower Power: Redland International Orchid Festival

Orchid lovers, this is it: The largest annual orchid show in the United States features more than 50 booths of vendors and educational exhibits, plus lectures by experts, raffles and delicious exotic food.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $10.

Zoo Miami: Dinosaurs Live!

The dinosaurs aren’t extinct after all! After the exhibit of 22 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs, placed throughout the zoo grounds, was supposed to end May 10, popular demand dictated otherwise. Your kids will now have the chance to marvel at the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex (and its babies), the flying Quetzalcoatlus, the croc-like Sarcosuchus, the towering, 50-foot Brachiosaurus and many more. It’s a zoo-wide Jurassic adventure, one your kids will be talking about for a long time.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through July 5, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; www.zoomiami.org; free with daily admission ($17.95, $13.95 kids 3-12).

Ahoy, Mateys!: Pirate Island

Avast, ye scallywags! The new exhibit Pirate Island has set sail for Miami Children’s Museum, featuring interactive games, stories, theater shows and even live pirates, plus a pirate ship children can explore and safely blast cannons, walk the plank and learn to tie knots, handle ropes and speak Pirate. And everyone gets a map that leads to pirate treasure. Aarrr!

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, running through Sept. 6, at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.

Astrid Audet Academy Of Ballet: Excerpts From ‘Peter Pan’

Join Wendy, Peter and the Darling boys in this whimsical adventure featuring Captain Hook and his band of Pirates, Indian princesses, vibrant mermaids and a bit of Tinkerbell’s pixie dust. Later, take a journey through silver-screen classics, from “Footloose” to “Frozen,” brought to life by a cast of more than 300 performers.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $22.

Student Workshop Performances: Miami City Ballet

Foster your child’s love of dance as students from Level I through the Pre-Professional Division perform original works by MCB School faculty in ballet, modern, jazz and character dance, culminating in the exciting finale of George Balanchine’s “Western Symphony.”

Details: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at MCB Studios, Lynn & Louis Wolfson Theatre, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach; www.miamicityballet.org; $30.

Nature Film Nights: March Of The Penguins

An hour before showtime, kids can take part in a fun and interactive educational display inspired by that night’s film. At 8 p.m., guests will watch “March of the Penguins,” the 2005 Oscar-winning French documentary that follows the dramatic, charming and breathtaking yearly journey of the emperor penguins of the Antarctica.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $5.

Girl Choir Of South Florida: She Sings

Celebrate the joyous power of girls raising their voices together in song, as this show takes a look back at more than a decade of singing in South Florida, plus a glimpse of the future with a new work for young women’s voices by Nina Gilbert.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $20-$25.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

National ‘Day of Play’: Kids To Parks Day

Five years ago, the National Park Trust (NPT) launched kidstoparks.org, a grass-roots movement to motivate children and families to get off the couch and discover America’s parks, public land and water. Kids and parents are encouraged to tweet #kidstoparks or send in photos to buddy@buddybison.org — pictures will be posted and shared online.

Details: All day Saturday; www.kidstoparks.org.

Jungle Island: Wet, Wacky & Wild

Now that the weather’s nice and hot, check out the newly opened beach oasis and Rainforest

Epic rock ‘n’ roll musical based on Homer’s “Odyssey” is a family-friendly, Broadway-style production featuring original music, special effects, oversized puppets and all the drama of ancient Greece.

Riptide, a fun, floating obstacle course and water park at Parrot Cove, then visit three marvelous animal shows including Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters and Wild Adventures.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400-7000 or www.jungleisland.com; $34.95 adults, $26.95 kids 3-10.

Free Family Fest: Rock Odyssey

Epic rock ‘n’ roll musical based on Homer’s “Odyssey” is a family-friendly, Broadway-style production featuring original music, special effects, oversized puppets and all the drama of ancient Greece.

Details: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free.

Marlins Saturday Spectacular: Charli XCX

After the revitalized Fish take out the division rival Atlanta Braves, stick around for a concert by British singer Charli XCX, who gained fame by co-writing Iggy Azalea’s hit “Fancy” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It” before busting out on her own with “Boom Clap.”

Details: Game time is 4:10 p.m.; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.

Bring A Blanket: Dragons & Drums

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the powerful Japanese Ronin Taiko drummers, Chinese Lion Dancers, Samoan Fire Dancers and more spectacular cultural treats.

Details: 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.

FREE FOR ALL

Pop-Up Kids Program: Go Go Moad!

Have some messy fun with sponges and paint (don’t worry, parents — they’re water-based), and practice printmaking in this event, Elements of Line — in the style of Goya from the series Los Caprichos. You can even see some of the famed Spanish artist’s original prints (look, but don’t touch!).

Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., second floor, Miami; 305-237-7700 or www.mdcmoad.org; free.

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